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Key Change in WIN7
||Changing the windows product key in windows 7 can be done through the command line;To Start open cmd, by typeing cmd into the start menu search bar, When the cmd icon is shown right click it and select open as administrator.With your administrator cmd prompt open you then type in “slmgr.vbs -ipk ” replacing with the windows key, making sure to include the Dash’s i.e. “4j3h3-3543j-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx” and then press enter.
This should then bring up a small box informing you if the key was correct and installed successfully, if the key is incorrect make sure that the key was typed properly and that the cmd prompt is being ran as an administrator.
After successfully installing the key it needs to be activated this can be done by typing slmgr.vbs –ato into the Administrator cmd prompt and pressing enter.
This will then bring up a box informing you if the key activated successfully or not.
If you install Windows 8 upgrade on a blank drive you won’t be able to activate it.
||If you install Windows 8 upgrade on a blank drive you won’t be able to activate it.Why can’t I activate Windows?
If you received a message saying that Windows couldn’t be activated, here are a few reasons why it might not have worked, and some things you can try to fix the problem.
You upgraded to Windows 8, but didn’t have a previous version of Windows installed (error 0xC004F061)
If you see error 0xC004F061 when you try to activate Windows 8, it means that you’re using a product key for an upgrade version of Windows 8 and a previous version of Windows wasn’t on your PC when Windows 8 was installed. To install an upgrade version of Windows 8, you must already have Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP installed on your PC.
If you formatted the drive before the upgrade version of Windows 8 was installed, you won’t be able to use your upgrade product key to activate Windows 8. To activate Windows 8, you’ll need to install your previous version of Windows, and then reinstall Windows 8. For help with the activation process, contact support.
Here is the fix for this problem:
Change MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0
Run the following a command prompt with elevated rights:
|List of commands:
- Change MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0
- Run the following a command prompt with elevated rights:
- slmgr /rearm